Work continues on SugarBud facility in Stavely

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer

SugarBud is an Alberta-based publicly traded cannabis company engaged in the development, acquisition, production and distribution of cannabis in Canada, and they are building a facility in Stavely.

They issued an update on Aug. 2, outlining what they have accomplished in construction and licensing.

Construction of Phase 1a of the 30,000-square-foot Stavely indoor facility is now substantially complete and fully occupied.

Phase 1a includes two dedicated flower rooms with a combined annual cultivation design capacity of between 3,300 to 3,890 kilograms per year.

Regulatory approval for Phase 1a is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2019.

The operating team in Stavely is currently engaged in the final site preparations necessary to support their initial scale-up cultivation activities following receipt of their licence to cultivate.

SugarBud is also in the process of finalizing plans to complete the final fit out and licensing of the remaining six flower rooms at the Stavely facility.

Phase 1b and 1c encompass three additional flower rooms each, which will further expand the facility’s cultivation design capacity by an additional 9,930 to 11,674 kilograms.

At full operational levels, the total facility cultivation design capacity for Phase 1 is expected to be between 13,230 and 15,565 kilograms per year.

Primary construction of these additional six rooms is complete and the remaining fit out will encompass the final installation of their vertical racking, irrigation, HVAC, environmental control and lighting systems.

SugarBud plans to submit the licence amendments for Phase 1b and 1c in the early first quarter of 2020.